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CBJ issues an Air Emergency for the entire borough; open burning prohibited

July 8, 2019 – News

The City & Borough of Juneau’s Lands Division and Capital City Fire/Rescue have issued an Air Emergency for the entire borough. Due to unhealthy levels of airborne particulates caused by regional forest fires, CBJ has canceled all open burn permits and is prohibiting open burning. The use of wood stoves and fireplaces is also prohibited.

The particulate levels are expected to remain unhealthy for the next few days. People with medical conditions or sensitivity to poor air quality should limit exposure and time outdoors. In general, people should limit outdoor aerobic activities until air quality improves.

CBJ will continue to monitor the particulate levels and cancel the Air Emergency once the particulate levels return to healthy levels.

For more information, please contact the Lands Office at 586-5252. To report an open burn, please contact CCFR at 586-0600.